Version: 7.x-51.0.0

Acknowledge Watch API


PUT /_signals/watch/{tenant}/{watch_id}/_ack
PUT /_signals/watch/{tenant}/{watch_id}/_ack/{action_id}

These endpoints can be used to acknowledge actions performed by watches. By acknowledging actions, you can temporarily suppress further executions of these actions.

When an action is acknowledged, its checks will be still executed on schedule. The actual action however won’t be executed until the checks determined the action to be inapplicable during at least one scheduled run. If the checks change their state again afterwards, the action will be normally executed again.

The user who acknowledged a watch or action is tracked and can be obtained using the watch state REST API.

It is possible to withdraw the acknowledgement using the DELETE verb on this endpoint. See Un-acknowledge Watch API for details.

Path Parameters

{tenant}: The name of the tenant which contains the watch to be acknowledged. _main refers to the default tenant. Users of the community edition will can only use _main here.

{watch_id}: The id of the watch containing the action to be acknowledged. Required.

{action_id}: The id of the action to be acknowledged. Optional. If not specified, all actions of the watch will be acknowledged.

Request Body

No request body is required for this endpoint.


200 OK

A watch identified by the given id exists and was successfully acknowledged.

403 Forbidden

The user does not have the permission to acknowledge watches for the currently selected tenant.

404 Not Found

A watch with the given id does not exist for the current tenant.

412 Precondition Failed

The specified action was not executed during its last scheduled run. Thus, it cannot be acknowledged.


For being able to access the endpoint, the user needs to have the privilege cluster:admin:searchguard:tenant:signals:watch/ack for the currently selected tenant.

This permission is included in the following built-in action groups:



PUT /_signals/watch/_main/bad_weather/_ack/email


200 OK

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